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davidhen

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Jul 27, 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Have been using Netflix on my iPhone and bypass Geo-restrictions with a VPN, but I have been noticing the the VPN is eating up bandwidth and slowing down streams, can any one suggest me a Fast VPN that works the best for streams.
 

geoff5093

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Sep 16, 2014
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I'm not sure what you mean by the VPN is eating up bandwidth, anything you use on your phone consumes data regardless of if you're on a VPN or not. Of course streaming media will eat bandwidth.

As far as a VPN provider goes, I have high praises for PIA. They have clients for all major OS's, have high throughput, and have servers around the world.
 

Ben Harley

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Dec 7, 2016
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PIA, PureVPN and NordVPN works best for streams. Reason being, they have a lot of servers and they does not choke your internet speed while you use it for streaming purpose. I have used them. Works fine for me. I have used these 3 on my iPad and iphone. Better check fastest vpn service for this purpose. It might help you sort out your mind and ultimately your decision.
 

jpn

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Express VPN is fantastic.

i have tried several. and paid for them all to try them out.
the last two that remained standing were Tunnel Bear and Express VPN.

it *could*depend which countries you are in, but Tunnel Bear was not connectable in just too many environments in SE Asia.

so i have stayed with Express VPN.

especially if you want to view Netflix, then its really Express VPN for reliability. they advertise it in fact.
it also is great on macoOS as well as iOS.
servers throughout the world, mostly multiple servers per country.

in iOS the system's own VPN toggle switch will turn Express VPN on/off.

fast? its not normal for just turning on VPN to slow down bandwidth, but it will depend on where you are in relationship to the server you are connecting to, and the internet path from your country to the country of the server.
Express VPN does not slow down the connection i have found.
in fact, in many environments i am in turning on VPN seems to make a more stable connection. not necessarily faster, but more stable.

theres one way that Tunnel Bear was much better: the graphic animation during the handshake process is simply too cute to not like...
 

mrochester

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Feb 8, 2009
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PIA, PureVPN and NordVPN works best for streams. Reason being, they have a lot of servers and they does not choke your internet speed while you use it for streaming purpose. I have used them. Works fine for me. I have used these 3 on my iPad and iphone. Better check fastest vpn service for this purpose. It might help you sort out your mind and ultimately your decision.
PIA has really taken a dive recently. The apps are now terrible on iOS with frequent disconnects and inability to resolve an IP address.
 

aakshey

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Jun 13, 2016
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For NetFlix/Hulu/etc the best is ExpressVPN. With 24x7 chat support and instant help 365x24x7.

Also works directly on your router.

In fact for Netflix you just need their DNS servers. You won't even need their VPN for that. Though you may need to subscribe to their VPN for that perhaps. :)
 

steve62388

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Apr 23, 2013
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Once again newbies posting links to ‘VPN review’ websites are just shills and can’t be trusted (they generate income by you clicking through on their links).

If you want a genuine review site then use https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

EDIT 18/11/20: I can no longer confidently recommend this site as unbiased. They have recently sold their content to another company which has advertising disguised as ‘Top Ten lists’.
 
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MarkShaw

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May 17, 2018
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Depends on what you need. For streaming, I would recommend NordVPN because it has SmartPlay function.

For safe online shopping/unprotected wi-fi's pretty much all of the VPNs should be compatible. I see you mentioned Nord and Proton; for example, Nord has Double VPN capability, Proton has SecureCore function. But I think these are overkill for regular folk.

I would choose one with zero logs policy and out of 14 eyes jurisdiction. Even if you are not doing anything shady it seems reasonable to have a VPN that ticks those boxes, because why not? You are paying for a service so why not to get the best you can?
 
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